Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Gohiiki Hisago no Sashimono, Osome Hisamatsu Ukina no Ukeuri, Michiyuki Shinjû Nise Murasaki (Jôruri)

市村座辻番付 「御贔屓瓢簪(ごひいきひさごのさしもの)」、「お染久松嬰請売(おそめひさまつうきなのうけうり)」、「浄瑠璃 道行心中二世紫(みちゆきしんじゅうにせむらさき)」

Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


34.3 x 48 cm (13 1/2 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.27965, 11.28312

Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki dramas “Gohiiki hisago no sashimono” and “Osome Hisamatsu ukina no ukeuri”, and the Tokiwazu-style Jôruri piece “Michiyuki shinjû nise murasaki”. These were performed at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 9th day of the 5th lunar month of Kaei 1 (1848). The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.




By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection